The deadline to submit entries for the 2024 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest has been extended to Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

High school students are invited to enter the 2024 Northern District of California Civics Contest. This local contest is the first stage of the 2024 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest. The theme of this year’s essay and video contest is “70 Years Later—The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education.” In addressing the theme, students are asked to “discuss what impact they think Brown has had and why”, by writing an essay and/or creating a video presentation on this topic. 

Entries will be accepted beginning January 8, 2024, with a submission deadline date of March 15, 2024.

Finalists in the Northern District of California’s local contest will be awarded $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place (shared between contestants for group video entries), and an opportunity to compete in the circuit-wide contest. To be eligible to compete in the Northern District of California’s local contest, students must reside in one of these counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, or Sonoma.

For further information on the contest rules and entry instructions, please visit

Questions about the district-level contest may be directed to